Italian Value Pack - Divine Comedy Edition II
It is back! Our world famous Italian wine pack has returned for a second edition. Wines to make you smile and/or cry in the face of a mad and unrelenting world.
QUARTICELLO - FIZZANTE DESPINA 2020
A fresh, cloudy and delicious sparkling white wine. Well balanced with notes of grapefruit and ginger. A personal favourite from Emilia Romagna.
Not technically a Lambrusco but it comes from the same region/terroir and I find it provides a similar enjoyment in terms of only moderate fizz and food friendly structure.
ANTICA TENUTA PIETRAMORE - PASSERINA SUPERIORE 2019
A tasty new wine from Abruzzo made with the Passerina grape. Intense straw yellow in colour, lingering aroma, spicy and fruity with hints of green apple and pear. Medium bodied and textual with lots of flavour and fine acidity.
VIGNE DI SAN LORENZO - BIANCO CAMPAGLIONE
An ever popular wine from Emilia Romagna. An orange coloured wine with notes of savoury spice, almond, honey and apple. Ripe and flavoursome but with a lick of citrus acid holding it together. Yum..
LA GINESTRA - LEA 2018
From Chianti comes this wild red made from Canaiolo Nero, a grape that often plays a distant second to Sangiovese in Tuscany. Earthy and soft with ripe cherry and plum alongside notes of liquorice and spice.
LA COLOMBERA - LA ROMBA 2018
A new wine for us from a producer I am really enjoying. The Croatina version of Barbera from Colli Tortonesi in Piemonte. If you don't understand any of that no problem. Its a rich, dark but soft red wine with notes of ripe black cherry, plum and cola.
PALTRINIERI - NOCINO RISERVA SPECIALE (100ml)
And to finish! Something sweet and bitter from Emilia Romagna....
Oh my word this is delicious. Syrup like walnut liqueur from an excellent wine maker. Spicy and nutty with caramel and ginger notes. Sweet but balanced by a moreish bitterness. So, so good and so, so decadent.